As you all know I work at the YMCA now in Berwyn, one of the programs that I coordinate is called LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. Not to be confused with Lance Armstrong's charity, this program is created for non-profit YMCA's (like ours in Berwyn) and does not make money nor charge any type of fee to its participants. What makes it so special is the fact that its enrollees either are currently fighting cancer, have just been diagnosed with cancer, or have been in remission for 1 year, 5 years, 20 years from this deadly disease.
What I do with these special people?
Twice a week we meet for 1.5 hours and work on fitness, health and wellness. I personally train them, help them overcome the aches, pains, and/or side effects of chemo, lymphedema, radiation, and the list goes on and on and on. These participants have already been bombarded with thousands of dollars of doctors’ bills, hospital stays, treatments, etc. In an effort to get them back on their feet, give them strength, and help them find a "new normal" after their body has gone through this extreme trauma, my program gives them back their life. Our YMCA stands alone and self-funds this program. Our chapter does not have the ability to pull funds from the Metro Chicago YMCA pot of resources keeping all our fundraising efforts within the walls of our non-profit organization. We have projected costs of $500-600 per participant for this 12-week health, wellness, and survivorship program. Our funding for this program is provided by donations and our own fundraising.
What I am doing?
I as well as 5 of my other colleagues and friends from the PAV YMCA in Berwyn have committed to running 26.2 miles this year in the hopes of raising money for this program. Yes, I have done the marathon four times before but this year it will be for something and/or some people other than me.
Thanks for taking the time to read this!
CR Impact Points
Click the VOTE button to give Catie 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). Vote for the Volunteers and Fundraisers that are answering the call to service, raising money for charity, and making an impact for their causes. Come back and Vote every months. CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.
CR Impact Points
If you're seeing the grey VOTE button, you should feel great about yourself. It means you already voted for Catie this month. Come back next month and vote again if you still love Catie. Thanks to your vote, Catie earned 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.
Total Impact Points
Catie Cronin's Fundraisers
I'm working on creating my first super compelling Fundraiser so please keep hitting refresh over and over until my first Fundraiser shows up. Or just wait for me to email you about it.